Club World History

March, 2009 (Miami)


Best Superclub - Pacha, New York
Best Club - Ruby Skye, San Francisco
Best Lounge - Tabú Ultra Lounge, Las Vegas
Best New - Beta, Denver
Best Sound System - FBP Group for Body English, Las Vegas
Best Lighting System - Lighting Methods for Palladium, Acapulco
Best Video System - SJ Lighting and Sound Investment for Rokvegas, Las Vegas
Best Interior Design - Jeffrey Beers International for Fuse, Nashville
Best One-Off - Made Event & Pacha, One Night Only: An AM Only Event at Karu & Y, Miami
Best Party - Dance.Here.Now at Cielo, New York
Best Resident DJ - Victor Calderone, Pacha New York
Best Resident LJ - Timmy Lights, Pacha New York
Best Resident VJ - Roonie G, Saddle Ranch, Los Angeles
Best DJ Product - Traktor Scratch Pro
Best Sound Product - Funktion-One Dance Stack Array
Best LED Product - Chauvet COLORdash BATTEN
Best Lighting Product - Robe Color Wash 2500E AT
Best Video Product - Edirol V-8 Video Mixer
Best Effect Product - Martin RGB Laser 1.6
Best DJ Set - David Guetta, Pacha NYC presents David Guetta, March 21
Best Bottle Service - Tabú Ultra Lounge, Las Vegas

March 26, 2008 (Set, Miami)


PARTYSTRANDS PRESENTS Best Superclub - Pacha, New York
Best Club – Cielo, New York
Best Lounge - Set, Miami
Best New Venue - Circa, Toronto
Best Sound System - Advanced Audio Technology for Bliss, New Jersey
CHAUVET PRESENTS Best Lighting System – Neu Visions Design & Focus Lighting for Aura, Bahamas
Best Video System – John Lyons Systems for Jet, Las Vegas
Best Interior Design - Francois Frossard Design for Set, Miami
Best Renovation - Cameo, Miami
Best Party – Dance.Here.Now., New York
Best One-Off - F*ck Me I'm Famous, Cameo, March 24, 2007
PIONEER PRESENTS Best Resident DJ – Kaskade, Smart Bar Chicago
Best Resident LJ - Timmy Lights, Pacha New York
Best Resident VJ - Roonie G, Jet Las Vegas
Best Bottle Service - Tao, Las Vegas
Best DJ Product - Allen & Heath Xone:S2
Club Banger Of The Year - Fedde Le Grand, "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" (Ultra Records)
Club Anthem Of The Year - David Guetta, "Love Is Gone" (Ultra Records)
ULTRA PRESENTS Best DJ Set - Danny Tenaglia, Vinyl Reunion, Pacha New York, April 6, 2007
Best Sound Product/Series - Turbosound TA-500
Best Lighting Product/Series - High End Systems Road Hog
Best Video Product - Pioneer SVM-1000
Best Effect Product - Chauvet Élan
Best LED Product - Martin Professional LC Series
NightStalker Award – Deko Lounge, New Jersey

March 21, 2007 (Opium Garden, Miami)

We can’t make this stuff up. Returning champion host The Scumfrog teamed up with D:Fuse to emcee, donning Farrah Fawcett wigs for the occasion. As James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli hit the stage in the arena-like outdoor club to present the first award, the show snowballed into a success.

Mid-show came the Club World Awards first-ever live performance with a barefoot Tracey K singing impeccable vocals to her club hit, Fish Go Deep’s “The Cure & The Cause.” Risqué presenter Tila Tequila cut up the floor in front of the stage with the normally discreet Danny Tenaglia as top club operators, promoters and technicians watched while enjoying complimentary bottle service.

For the final presentation, the ever-gracious Ferry Corsten presented the Best Superclub Award to Pacha, New York. Guests didn’t seem to want the show to end. They lingered, trickling out as ham Alan T initiated a sing-along “Happy Birthday” to Birthday boy DJ Boris. The sheer number of paparrazi, reporters and flashing bulbs proved the show had yet again topped itself.

Best Superclub - Pacha, New York
Best Club – Smart Bar, Chicago
Best Lounge - Prive, Miami
Best New Venue - Pacha, New York
Best Sound System - Infinite Audio + Jarrod Khoury, Pacha NY
Best Lighting System – John Lyons Systems, Jet Las Vegas
Best Video System – Metro Sound + Lighting, Myth Minneapolis
Best Interior Design - Pamela Pennington, Slide SF
Best Party – Rob Promotions, Asseteria New York
Best Resident DJ – Oscar G, Space Miami
Best Resident LJ - Mike D, crobar New York
Best Resident VJ - Chris Biggins + Cagan Yuksel, crobar NY
Best DJ Product - Allen & Heath Xone:3D
Best Sound Product/Series - JBL VLA Series
Best Lighting Product/Series - Chauvet Q-Spot 575
Best Video Product - Pioneer DVJ-1000
Best Effect Product - FogScreen
Best LED Product - Robe StageQube 324
NightStalker Award – Sullivan Room, New York

March 24, 2006 (Nocturnal, Miami)

If at first you don't the same venue again! The Club World Awards finally happened on the rooftop of Nocturnal in 2006, after the club wasn't able to open in time for the 2005 ceremony (see below). The stunning view of the Miami skyline, the very trippy planetarium-style video dome, and the staff's hospitality almost made it worth the wait.

Hosted by DJ garage band DJs Are Alive! (The Scumfrog, Kristine W, DJ Skribble, D:Fuse and Static Revenger), the 90-minute ceremony was a fun-filled affair, featuring an impromptu vocal performance by Kristine W, and a historic moment when Danny Tenaglia presented François K with his second consecutive Best Resident DJ award.

New York and Las Vegas dominated the top awards, with wins for Crobar New York (Best Superclub), Cielo New York (Best Club), Tabu Las Vegas (Best Lounge), and Tao Las Vegas (Best New Venue).

Best Superclub - crobar, New York
Best Club - Cielo, New York
Best Lounge - Tabu, Las Vegas
Best New Venue - Tao, Las Vegas
Best Sound - JK Sound, Ruby Skye San Francisco
Best Lighting - SJ Lighting, Nocturnal Miami
Best Video - Laser Magic, Vivid Las Vegas
Best Interior Design - Studio GAIA, Tao Las Vegas
Best Party - Asseteria, New York
Best Resident DJ - Francois K, Deep Space at Cielo
Best Resident LJ - Mike D., crobar New York
Best Resident VJ - Roonie G., Ra Las Vegas
Best DJ Product - Ableton Live V.5
Best Sound Product Or Series - EAW NT Series
Best Lighting Product Or Series - Robe ColorWash 250AT
Best Video Product - Edirol CG-8 visual synthesizer
Best Effect Product - LaserNet BeamRaider
Best LED Product - Chauvet COLORtube 2.0
NightStalker Award - Smart Bar, Chicago

March 23, 2005 (Pure, Miami)

Despite an 11th-hour venue change, the third annual Club World Awards were the most successful yet. The industry's heavy hitters and glitterati – Murk, Christopher Lawrence, Kelly Osbourne and Vivid adult film stars as Globe Girls – made their way to Pure when even local cabbies were getting lost. The drama only amped up the excitement at the ceremony, which was hosted by the suave and charming Scumfrog, with impromptu comedic stage antics by door diva Alan T and unscripted repartee between presenters like D:Fuse and Sandra Collins.

New York was there to represent as Cielo earned “Best Club” honors, Asseteria snagged “Best Party,” Francois K was kinged “Best Resident DJ,” Sullivan Room was voted number one in the “People's Choice NightStalker Award,” and crobar took home awards in all four categories for which it was nominated. Pioneer's DVJ-X1 trumped the “Best Video Product” category and funnyman/DJ/celeb-kin Timbo accepted the “Best LED Product” award for Color Kinetics with a sales-pitch acceptance speech to boot. Veteran Tabu held its place earning “Best Lounge” for a second year and Atlanta broke out with Compound's win for “Best New.” SJ Lighting and V Squared Labs humbly accepted awards for “Best Lighting System” and “Best Video System,” respectively.

Best Superclub - crobar, New York
Best Club - Cielo, New York
Best Lounge - Tabu, Las Vegas
Best New Venue - Compound, Atlanta
Best Sound - Mansion, Phazon & Sound Investment; Rain, Infinite Audio (Tie)
Best Lighting - crobar, SJ Lighting
Best Video - crobar, Artfag & V Squared Labs
Best Interior Design - crobar, BigTime Design & ICRAVE Design Studio
Best Party - Asseteria, New York
Best Resident DJ - Francois K, Deep Space at Cielo
Best DJ Product - Denon DN-S1000
Best Sound Product Or Series - Turbosound Aspect Series
Best Lighting Product Or Series - High End Systems DL2
Best Video Product - Pioneer DVJ-X1
Best Effect Product - Jem Hydra
Best LED Product - Color Kinetics iColor Flex SL
NightStalker Award - Sullivan Room, New York

March 8, 2004 (Nerve, Miami)

Club World’s first year in Miami was a success, with a crowd of industry insiders showing up to support. The Vegas club crew was definitely in the house, and celebrated four major wins: “Best New Venue” and “Best Sound System” for free-standing “metaclub” Ice, and “Best Lounge” and “Best Video System” for MGM Grand ultra-lounge Tabu.

Meanwhile, DJ gear manufacturer Pioneer, Denver club The Church, and interior designer Stephane Dupoux all started mini-dynasties, winning in their respective categories for the second year in a row. Danny Tenaglia won the “Best Resident DJ” disco globe for his Be Yourself residency at New York’s Arc, which would close permanently two months later. But the big story of the night was “Best Superclub” winner Sound Factory: Just a day before, the NYPD raided the club and arrested its owner. It never reopened.

Best Superclub - Sound Factory, New York
Best Club - The Church, Denver
Best Lounge - Tabu Ultra Lounge, Las Vegas
Best New Venue- Ice, Las Vegas
Best Sound System - Ice, Sound Investment
Best Lighting System - Hush, Creative Production & Design
Best Video System - Tabu Ultra Lounge, Reactrix
Best Interior Design - Cielo, Stephane Dupoux Design
Best Resident DJ - Danny Tenaglia, Be Yourself
Best Party - Glow, Panorama Productions
Best Sound Product - EAW SLAM KF730
Best DJ Product - Pioneer CDJ-1000MKII
Best Lighting Product - High End Systems Catalyst DL1
Best Effects Product - Omnisistem Stinger 1MC
Best Video Product - Edirol V4
NightStalker Award – The End-Up, San Francisco

March 26, 2003 (Tabu Ultra-Lounge, Las Vegas)

Club Systems took great pride in introducing Tabu, and its now-legendary four-million-dollar interior and touch-responsive video system, to the national club community through this ceremony. Attendees perched on lush chaises and sipped cocktails delivered by model-waitresses while the entire Testa staff presented the awards. Miami venues logged six wins, including the coveted “Best Sound System” prize for Infinite Audio and owner Louis Puig’s Space; and “Best New Venue” for the now-defunct Maze. Space’s Oscar G was on hand to accept his “Best Resident DJ” disco globe, and to spin at Studio 54 later that night. After the ceremony, DJ Robbie Rivera took the Tabu decks and rocked the house ‘til the morning.

Best Superclub - Avalon, Boston
Best Club - The Church, Denver
Best Lounge - Prive, Miami
Best New Venue- Maze, Miami
Best Sound - Space, Infinite Audio Systems & Louis Puig
Best Lighting - Level, Sound Stage Systems
Best Video - Vue, Obscura Digital
Best Interior Design - Pearl, Stephane Dupoux
Best Resident DJ - Oscar G, Space
Best Party - Release, Martel & Nabiel
Best Sound Product - BSS Soundweb
Best DJ Product - Pioneer CDJ-1000
Best Lighting Product - Coemar ISpot
Best Effects Product - Kryogenifex Kryojet System
Best Video Product - Screenplay Nightlife Music Video System
NightStalker Award - Avalon, Boston